Hair is a protein that grows on your head and body. Its biological function is to keep us warm and protect our body parts. It also defines a human being and gives character to their personality by manipulating their looks. It’s one of the majorly cared parts of our body. But recently almost 80% of the world is suffering from hair loss caused by pollution, stress, unbalanced diet and other reasons. In this article, we will discuss how to prevent hair loss.

Major Causes of Hair Loss

Medically hair loss is termed as alopecia, it is caused by many reasons some of which are:

Excessive Stress- Stress can be a major cause of hair loss in this millennial.

Aging and Hereditary – If it’s in your genes it will probably be inherited. Ageing is another factor which is accompanied by hair loss.

Hormonal changes – This is the cause of female-pattern baldness as pregnancy, menopause, puberty will have an ill effect on hair.

Health conditions – Some diseases such as Thyroid, Anaemia, Protein and Vitamin deficiency damages the hair follicles. Trauma, Chemotherapy, extreme dieting and excess drug doses also lead to hair loss.
Pollution – Studies have proven that chemical and air pollution around cities have been a contributing factor in thinning of hair.

Styling and hair products- These tend to include ample of chemicals and as a result, causes regular hair fall and roughness of hair.

Although the above-mentioned are major causes of hair loss, there are still many reasons which may not have been identified yet. Since there is very little research done on the behavior of hair and the factors which result in hair fall.

Types of Hair Loss

Now let’s understand the types of hair loss. Primarily, alopecia is classified into:

Androgenic – or as we know it patterned baldness, affects males more than females and the thinning of hair happen in a defined pattern. It may sometimes be followed by complete baldness.

Universalis and Areta- It causes loss of hair in round patches around the scalp and on the body. It’s thought to be caused by the immune system mistakenly attacking the hair. Universalis is the advanced form of Areta where the patches are more prominent.

Cicatricial – It is quite a rare condition where the fallen hair is replaced with a scar. In this condition, the lost hair never grows back leaving behind flaky inflammatory scar patches.

Telogen effluvium – In this condition, the hair loss drops during the telogen phase and then increases the dormant hair cells which in turn results in shedding. It is the second most common alopecia found in many people.

Traction – It is caused by tight ponies, deadlocks or headbands. This happens when hair is put under strain. It derives from the word ‘pulling’.

How to prevent Hair Loss

So, what can be done to prevent hair loss? There are typically many medicines and treatments that people can choose to go for. Switching to a greener, healthier and balanced diet is advisable. But the first and foremost thing advised by the doctor is to accept that hair fall like any other medical condition can be treated and medicated if identified as a problem. As they say, “The first step in solving a problem is admitting there is a problem”.

Home remedies to prevent hair loss

Home remedies for hair loss include Hot oil massages, switching to olive oil or coconut oil, application of raw Aloe Vera, lemon juice or tea. There are also many Hair- fiber powders available in market these days. In some scenarios, people also opt for hair transplantation, laser treatments, and hair injections. Vitamin B, iron and protein-rich food are always suggested also regular exercise, Yoga, and meditation (which reduces stress factors) result in a better blood circulation and reduction in the hair fall.

Like any part of human body, hair locks require being taken good care of. Most people are affected by hair loss at some time of their life. It can be quite embarrassing and be stressing. But once identified it needs to be treated with the right supplements or medicines. A balanced, healthy diet is always good for body and mind. Cosmetics and hair damaging products should always be avoided. With proper attention, Hair loss can be stopped and once treated, reversed.

Like any part of human body, hair locks require being taken good care of. Most people are affected by hair loss at some time of their life. It can be quite embarrassing and be stressing. But once identified it needs to be treated with the right supplements or medicines. A balanced, healthy diet is always good for body and mind. Cosmetics and hair damaging products should always be avoided. With proper attention, Hair loss can be stopped and once treated, reversed.

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